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RTR Getaway | Cottonwood Classic

Register now to join us for the Cottonwood Classic 2021

Whether you’re a passionate leaf peeper, dedicated big mountain rider, or simply seeking a great way to spend a fall weekend in Colorado, the first annual RTR Getaway Cottonwood Classic has something for you.

Starting and finishing in Crested Butte, this 194-mile, three-day semi-supported tour makes a clockwise loop around the heart of Colorado’s central Rockies. Along the way you’ll climb up and over some of the state’s most iconic climbs, including the newly paved Cottonwood Pass, Monarch Pass, and Ohio Pass. Total uphill pedaling for this long weekend, October 1-3, 2021, is just a shade under 13,400 feet, all of it above 7,000 feet, including the tour’s highpoint of 12,126 feet atop Cottonwood Pass.

Overnight Towns

Packet Pick-up: Crested Butte — Thursday, September 30, 2021
Salida — Friday, October 1, 2021
Gunnison — Saturday, October 2, 2021
Crested Butte — Sunday, October 3, 2021

Registration

Registration was open by invite-only to our special RTR Teams and friends through January 15, 2021. Registration opened to all past RTR participants after that date. Limited to 200 cyclists. Click here to register for the RTR Getaway Cottonwood Classic.

Hotel Lodging & Baggage Transport

Summit Cycle Solutions will be handling all hotel lodging and baggage transport. Detailed Hotel Lodging & Baggage Transport will be provided with registration confirmation.

COVID

RTR Getaways follow all Federal, State and Local COVID mandates. The safety and well-being of our participants is paramount and we stay up to date on what is the best COVID mitigation practice. We are confident that they will be safe for all involved.

Click here to learn more about the ride and register

Event Details

When:

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Time:

07:00am - 03:00pm

Location

Crested Butte, CO
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